When you check the garbage in your kitchen or bathroom, how many times do you find used paper towels, Kleenex tissues, or leftover food scraps from last night’s dinner? Probably quite a bit! But all of those things can – and should be – composted.

In Minnesota, Susan Darley-Hill runs a massive composting area that consists of 50 foot long windrows of composting material, with airflow tubes running through them to feed oxygen to the bugs and microorganisms that break down the food and waste.

Even when it’s only 10°F outside, the inside of the compost pile can read around 143°F, and disposes of the waste in a super efficient manner. If you haven’t already started a compost pile at home, you should definitely think about it, and see how much less trash you have to drag out to your curb in the future.

For a cheap way to make your own indoor and scent-free compost bin at home, check out the How-To instructions, or if you want something a bit cleaner that requires less work, check out Nature Mill’s easy indoor scent-free compost bin.


  1. […] Compost is the secret to successful gardening, no matter where or what you grow. Adding much needed nutrients to your soil, it can also help fight off disease and keeps garden friendly insects like worms busy. Mix a good-quality compost from the likes of Organic Gardening Catalogue into your soil when you’re planting a new garden bed or adding new flowers to an existing plot and you’ll see a big difference. […]

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